Expenses on a agency ?

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  1. jimbobarooney

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    I all I've just started an agency contract leading to a full time job, got my first weeks wage and it has some expenses in it, as well as tax an insurance payments, I've emailed the pay roll team but not heard anything back, anyone else had this happen?
     

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    I would wait for the agency to come back to you. It could be anything.
     
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  4. jimbobarooney

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    But why am I being stopped on expenses? I go to work on public transport?
     
  5. logiciel

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    Expenses are usually things that you get, not that you pay, so only the employer can you tell you what these are.
    Isn't there any information about the subject in the conditions of employment?
     
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    I would guess that the agency is making an expenses deduction for you based on the job you're doing & standard allowances for the position. As Duncan G said, you're therefore not paying tax on the £49.39 & only being taxed on £282.62. It's not money they're taking away.
     
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    Are you paid directly via the agency, or through a payroll company ? Could the £49.39 be the payroll companys fee ?
     
  8. logiciel

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    We'd need to see the rest of the slip to know it's not money they're taking away.
    I was assuming that they were taking it away, otherwise OP would have no cause for concern, no reason to post.
    That was based on the question "But why am I being stopped on expenses?"
    Assuming that they're not taking it away then it's all obvious and doesn't call for concern.
    Then the "deductions" are PAYE, correctly calculated on the pay less the deductible expenses element of the pay.
     
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    I would say agency fees but only they could tell you.
     
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    Agency fees would make sense.
     
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    it is illegal for an agency to charge a candidate or temporary worker a fee, it looks like a weekly allowance for tax free expenses, your net pay should have it added back on so the total you receive will be around £280
     
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    As logiciel said, until we see the whole of the payslip, any further discussion is mute.
     
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    Bit like the OP...
     
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    Heres full wage slip without name and address
     

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    Looks like its the fee levied by the payroll company then, have you received a pack setting out their charges for administering your wages ?. Some of them are more reasonable than others in my experience.

    If it is the case that the £49 is Ducas's fee you need to make sure you submit every legitimate expenses receipt you can, Phone charges, food, washing allowances etc etc, and of course travel costs, if you're paying Ducas to administer your wages at least make them work for it.
     
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    It doesn't look like you are being stopped expenses. Looks like some creative taxation.

    It says your pay of £332 is made up of £282.62 taxable and £49.39 expenses.

    So you only get taxed and NI'ed on the £282.62

    If you take your salary £332 and deduct the following

    PAYE = £47.87
    NI = £7.74
    Holiday Pay = £22.71

    Then you get you net pay of £253.70 (there are some rounding pennies lost somewhere).

    So it doesn't look like you have been deducted anything for expenses, just that it has been used as a method to reduce your tax bill. It is better for you.

    Note to my employer - can I have half my salary as expenses please?

    Cheers,

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    I'm on something like that.
    My agency calls it the "travel to work scheme".
    Nigel describes it best. You are paid an allowance out of your wages for essential costs (food, transport) for the days you are working. You are not taxed on that allowance. Your net pay is increased as a result.
     

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